Author: Morgan Kroll
Jan. 20, 2021—Two Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management alumni will discuss the company they created to provide banking services to refugee populations. The event, "Vanderbilt Changemakers: Leaf Global Fintech," will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 27, from 11 a.m. to noon CT.
Jan. 12, 2021—Nashville Business Journal recently released its 2021 “40 under 40” list of honorees, featuring six Vanderbilt alumni and two faculty members: Maya Bugg, EdD’18, president and CEO, Tennessee Charter School Center Christiane Buggs, MEd’14, board chair, The Metropolitan Nashville Board of Public Education and founding board member of The Equity Alliance Austin Dirks, BE’08, CEO...
Dec. 16, 2020—Bryan Stromer, BS’17, has been chosen from more than 3,600 applicants to be one of 154 Schwarzman Scholars for the Class of 2022. The Schwarzman Scholars Program is one of the world’s most prestigious graduate fellowships and was designed to bring together the best minds from around the world to study the economic, political and cultural landscape of China.
Dec. 16, 2020—One of the world’s foremost experts on coronaviruses, Dr. Mark R. Denison, shared his research and insights into COVID-19 during a webinar on Dec. 14. A video of the webinar is now available for viewing.
Godchaux family’s transformational legacy continues with $6.6 million in gifts to Vanderbilt School of Nursing
Dec. 15, 2020—The Vanderbilt University School of Nursing received gifts this year totaling $6.6 million from the estates of Agnes G. Kirkpatrick Godchaux and Frank Godchaux III, BS’49, and Charles Godchaux, BA’52. These are among the largest scholarship gifts that the nursing school has ever received.
Dec. 9, 2020—Chancellor Daniel Diermeier will host a special presentation with coronavirus expert Dr. Mark R. Denison on Monday, Dec. 14, from 11 a.m. to noon Central time. Denison’s presentation, “Preparing for the COVID-19 Pandemic ... for 36 Years,” will explore why COVID-19 emerged, his lab’s discoveries, and where we go from here.
Nov. 11, 2020—Twenty-nine prominent faculty from across campus comprise Vanderbilt University’s latest endowed chair honorees. They include scholars working in diverse areas—from election analysis and lung cancer research to the nascent field of neurolaw, exploring the brain mechanism underlying legal decision-making.
Nov. 9, 2020—Adena Friedman, MBA’93, president and CEO of Nasdaq and a Vanderbilt Board of Trust member, will give the keynote address on Friday, Nov. 13, as part of Owen Forward.
Paul Jacobson, EVP and CFO of Delta Air Lines, to discuss impact of pandemic on aviation at Owen Forward
Nov. 6, 2020—Delta Air Lines' Paul Jacobson will discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on aviation as part of Owen Forward. Jacobson will be joined by M. Eric Johnson, Owen dean and Bruce D. Henderson Professor of Strategy, for the talk on Wednesday, Nov. 11.
Nov. 3, 2020—A tradition of giving in her first year at Vanderbilt has led Julie Babbage to continue giving back to her alma mater in a myriad of ways.
Nov. 3, 2020—Vanderbilt University alumni were offered the unique opportunity this fall to hear two of the country’s foremost political science experts, John Geer and Jon Meacham, discuss the U.S. presidential election in the four-part webinar series, “The 2020 Election: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.”
Nov. 3, 2020—David Potts and his wife, Frances Candi Potts, recently documented their intent to establish the Potts Scholarship to provide financial support for undergraduate students studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics at the College of Arts and Science or the School of Engineering.